The Voodoo Rooms

4.3
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100 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European

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This grand venue, which is situated just off the east end of Princes Street in Edinburgh, could be described as part 1930's speakeasy, and part artsy-Edinburgh bistro. Dressed up with glossy fittings in a historic building on West Register Street – we love the molded ceilings, black leather booths and the dark gothic-glamour edge - The Voodoo Rooms is a super spot for special nights out with friends or colleagues. The venue regularly hosts live bands and events (so we suggest booking dinner in earlier slots as later gig noise can sometimes be intrusive), and the restaurant has an impressive brasserie-style menu and an award-winning selection of cocktails. Star dishes include the 8oz Voodoo burger with Mull cheddar and thin-cut fries; and the Dark chocolate and chilli tart.

Please note The Voodoo Rooms is an over 18 only venue.
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3.7
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4.4
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P
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

An atmospheric and laidback restaurant . Food was lovely but could have been a lot better .
Perhaps it was just too busy or short staffed

RL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Gorgeous decor. Incredibly slow unfortunately. We’d been in the restaurant for 1 hour 20 mins before food arrived. Portions a bit on the mean side.

OT
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The setting and atmosphere was fine, albeit the decoration was a little confusing. The service was also a little inconsistent and rushed... we asked for some vinegar and was served vinegar in a Saracens old plastic bottle, with broken lid... the service did not match the customer which The Voodoo Room was hoping to attract...

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cara and the female manager were fantastic

S
Edinburgh
19 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience, food, service and value were excellent

CB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, creative appetizers. I loved it, will make a point of returning here on our next trip to Edinburgh.

EP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed eating at this restaurant & the drinking the cocktails. It was all delicious and well worth trying out. The staff were friendly & professional. The vibe in the place was good, we even chatted to another couple on the next table, it was so nice & relaxed.

LC
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was extremely slow and restaurant wasn't too busy. Bar service was even slower and it was quiet. Food was good when it arrived, but tables were very close together and made it difficult to serve and move around.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing! The restaurant was decorated beautifully!

G
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Poor service poor food. Didn’t eat 80% of my food. I would have paid in full but the restaurant gave me £4 off...,big deal. I gave it to the waitress and will never go back.

V
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited the Voodoo Rooms before going to McMagic Moments . First visit and was amazed at what an amazing place it is. This place has such a great atmosphere the food is amazing and cocktails are out of this world. Will definitely be back. It is very old Edinburgh and so old world . Couldn't fault it at all. So glad I've found that little bit of Edinburgh.

R
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love The Voodoo Rooms! There is always a great atmosphere and the staff are friendly, professional and attentive. The decor is elegant and comfortable. Varied delicious menu and great selection of drinks to choose from. I would highly recommend a visit. I also love the music events organised there by The Edinburgh Blues Club.

MF
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the pre-theatre menu; the food was very nice, well presented and good flavours. The portion sizes were good, not too large but not small either. The service we enjoyed was prompt and very courteous and attentive. The decor is good and the ambient music was also very good without being too loud. I would very strongly recommend the restaurant for good food, good value and good ambience.

S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had an excelent dinner with my family at Voodoo Rooms and the food was so good! My option was the cod with special vegetables... delicious! We reccomend this Restaurant in Edimburgh👍🏻

IA
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

v.good food and service,will be back when i can. found the lighting a bit low, but overall a great place and staff warming and helpful

C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2017
Overall4food2service2ambience4

The drinks were incredible and the place itself is beautiful however after waiting so long to visit edinburgh, book this reservation and looking forward to this special meal the 'hot platter' 50% off it was cold. They'd managed to forget to put our check on, instead of just telling us they'd made a mistake which we would have understood they came back and said 'what did you order again the check was cut in half' to which all was missed off was the wedges after this conversation it was a further 15 minutes if waiting while other tables who arrived after us all got served. This put quite a bit of a downer on the evening which was picked up by visiting Panda and Sons & 52 Canoes cocktails bats everyone should try! as well as Bryant and Mack!

BB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food here was tasty and not too complicated. The cocktaiks were superb. Surroundings were so very cool!

S
Edinburgh
19 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service superb. Good value for money too.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and drink were excellent - exactly what we wanted for a Sunday lunch. The only hiccup was the staff had no knowledge of the booking I'd placed (and received confirmation of) on OpenTable.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I choose this place for a date and this wasn't good idea. First thing bar and tables where people eating their dinners are too close each other so there is really loud all the time. No chance to talk. This is the biggest problem. Service was fantastic food not so bad.

A
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The venue consits of a bar, a restaurant area and another room which had live music. I had dinner with my family to celebrate my birthday and booked a table for five.
Food and service were very good, the menu had something to offer for every taste - more vegetarian or vegan options would be great, but I had no trouble choosing something. The atmosphere of the restaurant was great, I loved the decor and how relaxed everything was despite looking quite fancy. The only downside was the music: the restaurant had background music playing, which would have been nice on its own, but mixed with the live music it was quite confusing and difficult to have a conversation. As the live music was played next doors it wasn't possible to block it from the restaurant. But maybe it would be a good idea to turn down the volume of the background music a bit, so that you can listen to the live music when it's playing and have the background music in the breaks only instead of a constant mix of both.
Nevertheless, I will visit Voodoo Rooms again for another dinner and/or bar visit.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Voodoo rooms manages to combine good food, great service and a manic atmosphere (especially at festival time) resulting in a fantastic experience!

OT
Edinburgh
17 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A pleasant enough dining room with attentive waiting staff albeit with some inappropriate language on occasion. The food was perfectly acceptable but nothing show stopping. The music being played over the speakers was far too loud to affect a pleasurable dining experience.

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Gorgeous looking venue full of character. Very busy on Friday night not suitable for a quiet romantic meal or drink but atmosphere friendly and upbeat. Very mixed clientele which was nice. Server friendly and efficient, nice to get water brought to table right at the start. Meal was very nice, generous portions and nicely presented. Will definately be back.

RS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The cocktails were really bad value, out of 4 we ordered, only 1 tasted like it was worth the £8 price tag, just strange flavours, not good balance. Food menu was very limited for vegetarians, pretty basic options.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not a huge menu but what they did, they did well. I had the Aranchini balls as a starter and they were outstanding. My partner had the squid and chorizo which was good but a little salty. We both had the fillet steak and it was cooked to perfection. The bar after was buzzing and the cocktails good. It was so good, we went back two nights later with friends for drinks and ended up eating again. Just be careful of the Absenthe......

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2016
Overall2food3service3ambience5

We make a reservation for a party of 4 about 6 hours bevor arriving, but they didn't update the reservation list in this time and there was no table for us available. The manger didn't care about that situation but the Maître dhotel was very dedicated and found us a table within 20 minutes.
Restaurant and Bar are looking amazing, but if there is a concert in one of the other rooms you hear a mix among the live and the bar music!
But the Ambience is outstanding and worth to stop by!

A
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lot to like about the Voodoo Rooms, and not much to dislike. Food was very good rather than great, extensive drinks menu was well utilised, relaxed atmosphere with varied music selection on in the background the night we were there, service was spot on.

Nice place.

T
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice place for a drink, building interesting, very hot with no air con or open windows, had to ask to be seated for dinner, menu limited, food cheap but pub food at best, nothing outstanding, staff friendly, would go again but only for drinks.

SW
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate here on Saturday evening. It was busy and it took a while to order our food but once ordered, the starters came fairly quickly. One of our main courses arrived cold but we were so impressed with the way in which the waitressing staff dealt with it and a new main course was provided without charge. Definitely will come back.

M
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great styling and decor. Cocktails are a must here, we didn't realise they were specialists in rum and tequila. Good little find off the main tourist track

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Voodoo rooms is always worth a visit and great value for money. Even with current refurbishments moving the bar, it didn't feel over crowded and the services was good

DD
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We shared the hot & cold platter washed down with some beautiful selection of wine. The music & lighting was perfect. The staff were warm & friendly.
The only negative was the despite checking the evening before the meal conditions of the deal (amazon local).. We got billed full price.. It required some negotiation before the bill was resolved...

We will definitely be returning & recommend Vodoo rooms for various meetings & functions.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great atmosphere, food was amazing. Enjoyed cocktails in the bar afterwards. Would definitely recommend.

J
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2014
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Good for drinks if you don't mind rude staff serving them. Don't bother eating there though

d
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a romantic meal, food and service excellent. Great decor and good low level lighting.

D
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2014
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Meal was lovely, as was the wine. It was a shame that we almost joined the table next to us, well you would have thought so with closeness. Felt a bit rushed out the door.

D
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Voodoo rooms was a good choice for a birthday celebration, I would recommend and I would go back, tge food was lovely and it was good value, also perfect location for getting the train back home as it's very near the station

S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful afternoon in the Voodoo Rooms. The service was friendly and efficient, and although it is not a big menu the food was really nice and well presented. The cocktails were brilliant a good selection of interesting cocktails and also the classics. Will defiantly be back.

NH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked to meet up with 7 colleagues/friends had a great table and the service was excellent. We choose from the special menu, great value and great choice. We will be back!